Peter’s research focuses on climate change extreme events, such as tropical cyclones. Currently, he is working on mapping the impacts of climate change in emissions pathways that would ‘overshoot’ the 1.5°C temperature limit before returning below it by 2100, as part of the PROVIDE project. Peter has also developed approaches and open source tools to share and communicate climate projections. Since 2020, he has published seasonal forecasts for the Atlantic hurricane season.
Peter completed his master degree in physics at the Freie Universität Berlin. He completed his PhD at the at Humboldt University, where he studied different aspects of weather extremes in a warming climate with a focus on methodological challenges.
- Risks of synchronised low yields are underestimated in climate and crop model projections
- Uncertainty in near-term temperature evolution must not obscure assessments of climate mitigation benefits
- Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons made twice as likely by ocean warming
- Machine-learning-based evidence and attribution mapping of 100,000 climate impact studies
- Pathways of climate resilience over the 21st century
- Incremental improvements of 2030 targets insufficient to achieve the Paris Agreement goals
- Recommended temperature metrics for carbon budget estimates, model evaluation and climate policy
- Increasing risks of apple tree frost damage under climate change
- Boreal summer weather becomes more persistent in a warmer world
- 1.5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts
- Carbon budgets for the 1.5°C limit
- Global mean temperature indicators linked to warming levels avoiding climate risks
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